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Manziel is trying to bring home his second consecutive Heisman Trophy.
Poll Points: 66 (5)
Season Stats: 73.0 CMP%, 3,313 YDS, 31 TDs, 11 INTs, 186.9 RAT, 110 CAR, 611 YDS, 8 TDs
Week 13 Matchup: No. 12 Texas A&M (8-2) at No. 22 LSU (7-3), Nov. 23, 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS
Quarterback Johnny Manziel has put on a clinic over the last month.
The sophomore has thrown for at least four passing touchdowns in four consecutive games. The most recent effort came against Mississippi State on Nov. 9 when he threw for 446 yards and five touchdowns on 30-of-39 passing.
Unfortunately, Manziel has also become a bit mistake-prone, tossing six interceptions in that span as well.
Against the Tigers, he’s going to have his hands full once again.
Through 10 games, LSU ranks No. 17 against the pass (200.8 YPG). Furthermore, the team has allowed just 11 touchdowns through the air while holding opposing quarterbacks to a completion rate of 58.7 percent.
However, the Tigers haven’t been able to capitalize on mistakes, only picking off six passes on the season.
Can Manziel make them pay on Saturday?
Manziel plays decent, nothing more.
This will be a tough game for him and the Aggies. LSU has a powerful offense that has been contained in recent weeks and Texas A&M’s lousy defense is just the unit to let the animal out of the cage.
Points will be plentiful and it will once again be up to Manziel to single-handedly pull the team to victory.
He should manage decent numbers, but he will also make a couple mistakes.
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